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Flu drops in Georgia but might not last

...Director Tom Frieden. "But it's too soon to say whether we've peaked."Because the dominant flu virus is an H3N2 strain, which is "a nastier flu virus," officials are still expecting the worst, he said."Key flu indicators suggest this year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-01-09/flu-drops-georgia-might-not-
Internal investigation finds CDC scientist was mum for a month about flu virus accident in lab

...In March, a shipment of it went to a U.S. Department of Agriculture laboratory in Athens. For a study, the bird flu virus was given to chickens. The chickens died, prompting USDA staff to take a look at the sample and detect the deadly strain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-15/internal-investigation-finds-
Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

...vaccinations are available?People can get shots or nasal sprays. Some vaccines also are designed to protect against four flu viruses instead of the usual three. People ages 65 and older can get a high-dose version.For more information, visit www...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-21/drugstores-retailers-dive-
Georgia researchers study new flu virus

The new strain, which normally circulates just among birds, emerged in people in March but so far has been contained to China and Taiwan, according to the World Health Organization.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-08-07/georgia-researchers-study-ne
Researchers work to head off the flu

...knew it was a swine virus."It wasn't until more human cases of the same virus came in that CDC knew it had a new flu virus; it would later become pandemic H1N1 and spread across the globe.CDC and other expert labs, including the joint University...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2010-10-19/researchers-work-head-flu
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SC reports first flu case

...had wondered whether the pandemic influenza A H1N1 virus that predominated last flu season would "crowd out" other flu viruses, as has happened after past pandemics. However, evidence from the flu season in the Southern Hemisphere, as well...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2010-10-21/sc-reports-1st-flu-case
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Georgia, South Carolina list flu status as sporadic so far

...had wondered whether the pandemic influenza A H1N1 virus that predominated last flu season would "crowd out" other flu viruses, as has happened after past pandemics. However, evidence from the flu season in the Southern Hemisphere, in addition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2010-10-21/georgia-south-carolina-list-
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Flu season intensifes in Carolinas

...we have a lot of research done on the influenza virus itself, we don't really completely understand what makes one flu virus strain worse than another," she said. "What we know is that seasons where H3N2 is the predominant strain, older people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-12-31/flu-season-intensifes-caroli
GM to be honored by league

...in November that resulted in a four-day, medically-induced coma. Doctors said Brown most likely caught the H1N1 flu virus, which led to pneumonia in both lungs and a weeklong stay in the intensive care unit at Doctors Hospital.Brown made...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2010-09-06/gm-be-honored-league
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Recovery from illness changes outlook for Jackets GM

...Christmas still recovering from a near-death experience in November brought on by what doctors think started as the H1N1 flu virus, then led to pneumonia in both lungs. Brown, who admitted he's not the type to see a doctor or go to the hospital...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/greenjackets/2009-12-25/recovery-illness-cha
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